Policy library

Policy, research and good practice work forms a major part of Shelter's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues. In this section you can browse through the reports, factsheets, briefings and policy consultation responses that we produce.

All policy documents

Response - Civil Justice Council: Mortgage Arrears Protocol

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2008

Shelter is very much in favour of the introduction of this protocol and believes the proposed scheme and content are broadly correct. We look to the Government to back the urgent adoption of the protocol. Read summary and download 

Engaging with homeless children - Guidance for education professionals

Applicable to: 
Published:  May 2008

This briefing identifies best practice for education professionals who want to engage with homeless children. Read summary and download 

Research report: a route to homelessness?

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2008

This report examines why tenants in the private rented sector become homeless. Read summary and download 

Alternatives to supported accommodation - Good Practice briefing

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2008

This briefing will look at some of the ways in which older people can be helped to sustain or improve their current accommodation and maintain their independence. Read summary and download 

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